Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Creative Poppy "Colors I Love" Biscornu

I stitched the "Colors I Love : Deep Blue Collection" Biscornu from Creative Poppy in RED.   It was a wonderful stitch - The pattern is pretty quick to complete but contains enough design elements to be gorgeous when finished - Great combination if you ask me
Take a look:

And the Best thing about this is it will be a ...
Random Act Of Kindness !!!!!
I plan to mail some time this week
Happy Stitching To All :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Giveaway Update

My basket is starting to come together !!
Here's a sneak peak:

Remember to sign up on previous post here :)

Happy Stitching

Monday, July 12, 2010

Giveaway August 18, 2010

*****Giveaway Closed***********************************************

The Winner Announced: Berit from Along The Paths Of Pins And Needles.
My lovely daughter has done it again - sensing my frustration with the absence of a camera she has taken photos of my giveaway (with her phone) Drum roll please ...........

My Poppy Pin cushion:
This is Completely hand sewn. A red beaded edge and specialty threads and stitches (spider web flowers, diamond eyelet stitch) are part of the design. 
Front View:

This will be sent in a basket with some goodies included- But we will just keep that a secret for now :)
Just a hint: It's all about red ;)
I will also be sending 2 RAK's - Feel free to send me your snail mail if you are interested in those.

This Giveaway will be for followers only. It is ok if you are a new follower. To enter just leave a comment on this post only - Posting on Blogs would be appreciated.

Have a Wonderful Week
Take Care
Your Stitchy Friend

Gift Received

I received my giveaway gift from Olga:

Just beautiful !!! And the packaging was a lovely red :)  One of my very favorite colors !!
Thank You Olga for making my day :)  You are such a generous and creative blogger - And a very talented finisher.

(Reminder: Don't forget stitchy friends - I will be posting my giveaway some time this week ;))

Happy Stitching

Monday, July 5, 2010

Paperweight Progress

Here are some photos of the next portion of my paperweight:
The beads have been added:

Along with some specialty threads and stitches:

Now all I have left is the finish :

Happy Stitching

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Poppy Paperweight

This is a design by Faby Reilly found at Creative Poppy Patterns.  It is presented with several pages when purchased due to the detail work.  I have posted photos as this piece progresses so you can see the various stages of work.  This was very fun to stitch - Great fun to see the progression of detail within the design.

Cross Stitching and
Back Stitching Added to One Poppy:
Isn't it wonderful to see the difference just a few threads make in the detail :)

Spider Web Flowers Added:

You'll have to wait until next week to see the next stage and the finish :)
Have you guessed what it will be?

Happy Stitching :)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

"The Embroiderer's Handbook"

I was so fortunate as to receive a beautiful gift from a co-worker (friend) last night - I just had to share it with you today before I go to sleep.  Here it is:

What a great present.  I can't wait for my days off this week so I can learn some new stitches :)
I am soooooo excited.
Happy Stitching

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